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florence2004

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so as the begginings of my home salon are coming together I thought it was about time I had a look for a decent size desk to work on. So off I went to Ikea yesterday and found a fab peanut shapped desk which would be ideal. It is narrow enough to not over streatch the arms in the middle but get really wide at the 2 ends so plenty of space for "stuff" and at $79 is way cheaper than a professional desk! Now as with any good news there is a down side!

The table only comes in one colour - bright red! Both hubby and I think that this is not really suitable for a salon - what do you think, will it be OK? I was hoping to go for tranquil pastel colours, pinks and greens maybe!
 

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Grrrr I looked at this very same table. Loved the design,,,,cheap enough to replace if it gets knackered,,,,,,,,,,,awful colour!! I am after something in silver.
Hope you find something soon.
At the moment I am using a lovely wooden narrow table with 2 little drawers in for my bits and bobs. I am getting some glass cut to fit over the top for protection and then I am placing my prices and any offers underneath. So clients can see this as they have their work completed.
 

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oh thats a good idea
 

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I'm not a DIY person but could you not paint it in the colour you desire or relaminate it?

A glass top is a fab idea but sounds expensive to have one cut and ground (edges) in safety glass to your bespoke requirements.
 

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why not get alan to get some wood laminate stuff and put it over the top ??, make use of him hun hes a joiner , lol , tell him if he does it for ya i will send him loads more chocolate , pmsl xxxx
 

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why not get alan to get some wood laminate stuff and put it over the top ??, make use of him hun hes a joiner , lol , tell him if he does it for ya i will send him loads more chocolate , pmsl xxxx
Well if hubby is a joiner, job sorted!
 

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I'm not a DIY person but could you not paint it in the colour you desire or relaminate it?

A glass top is a fab idea but sounds expensive to have one cut and ground (edges) in safety glass to your bespoke requirements.
Not too expensive........it's who you know!! lol
 

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Not too expensive........it's who you know!! lol
lol I guess so if you don't have to pay the full whack...glad you got your sorted.:hug:
 

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we talked about painting the desk last night and decided that it would not stand up to the sanitising and drops of glue n stuff so thats out!

I am going today to get the cheaper version which is just a plain white desk that will be just fine for now and then I am thinking me and hubby will design and make something better when we have a bit of money and time to spend on it. Right now I just need to get my kitchen table back for feeding kids!
 

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we talked about painting the desk last night and decided that it would not stand up to the sanitising and drops of glue n stuff so thats out!

I am going today to get the cheaper version which is just a plain white desk that will be just fine for now and then I am thinking me and hubby will design and make something better when we have a bit of money and time to spend on it. Right now I just need to get my kitchen table back for feeding kids!
Can't hubby relaminate the peanut desk? Well at least you've got your kitchen table back!
 

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He probably could Cathie but for what we are paying it's really not worth it! And I kinda like the idea now of being able to have exactly what I want in the nail desk by getting him to make it! He already made me a cabinet that has storage underneath, a place for towels on top and a dispaly area!
 

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He probably could Cathie but for what we are paying it's really not worth it! And I kinda like the idea now of being able to have exactly what I want in the nail desk by getting him to make it! He already made me a cabinet that has storage underneath, a place for towels on top and a dispaly area!
Well what the heck you going to Ikea for.....you have the man on hand...:hug:
 

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I know - lol!
but we don't have the funds just now for the materials and I am desperate to get the kitchen table back, especially with me taking on 2 more kids from september!
 

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